Museum VIII (Thylacine)
Thylacine was a difficult painting in terms of getting the initial drawing right. One of the vanishing points is meters outside the picture, which made things interesting when I was transferring it to the linen.
Although I always my intention, I’m not sure what prompted me to use a Tasmanian Tiger. It just seemed compelling and appropriate. As a motif, I thought it would lend the painting certain poignancy.
Again, this painting features a disinterested spectator- a theme that has developed in my work almost without me being aware of.
The setting of this painting is loosely based on a location in Melbourne Town Hall.